Holiday Trips

Julia Kelly Odds & Ends


We were lucky enough to spend time with our kids down the Marlborough Sounds. Brilliant, although testing at times on a boat with two 2-year-olds and an 8-month-old…

Once we all got sick of each other, we headed up to Taupo. More swimming, eating, (drinking) and a fair bit of mountain biking. Thankfully, no crashes this time…



Over the Christmas break I was fortunate enough to travel to Thailand. I was over there when it was in the dry season which meant that it wouldn’t be too humid. This was a lie; it was seriously hot and humid but that didn’t stop me enjoying every second of it. The sights, smells and sounds of Thailand is something that I have never quite experienced before.

The overall experience of Thailand was amazing, I came back more culturally aware, sunburnt and thinner. All that I can say that it was a fantastic trip and I’m looking forward to my next adventure.



From West to East, to somewhere in between, the days flew past.  I had a jam packed holiday which included a 7 hour tramp of the Tongariro Crossing, Christmas on the family farm, and New Years spent among the vines of the beautiful East coast.

A whirl wind of family, friends, food and being merry it was just enough time to feel refreshed and to settle back down for the working year.



Riann is lucky enough to still be on holiday, enjoying the good weather that New Zealand has to offer higher up the North Island. Leaving the kids behind she is having a very relaxed and much needed one on one time with her husband.



Being from Wellington I was able to get out of the city and enjoy the joys of home cooking and time with my immediate family.

I managed to get out of the big city to head up north to New Plymouth to get out of the hustle and bustle of the Capital and enjoy the sights, friends and company of loved ones.



My time was spent celebrating with family and enjoying Dougy’s very first Christmas!

Still trying to catch up on much needed sleep but enjoying the weather Wellington has to offer before it is time to be back in the office…